Clematis Night Veil

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Check out our Blog post - Nifty Night Veil
The slightly reddy purple blooms have a hint of white at the base of each sepal and almost black anthers.

Stock Status: In Stock

Check out our Blog post - Nifty Night Veil
The slightly reddy purple blooms have a hint of white at the base of each sepal and almost black anthers.

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The slightly reddy purple blooms have a hint of white at the base of each sepal and almost black anthers. 

A Japanese beauty to adorn your garden.

For this fantastic clematis life started back in 1997 when Masashi Iino took the two clematis florida 'Sieboldiana' and 'Rubra' from the group viticella and created a batch of seedlings.  From these seedlings would emerge the plant that was to be called 'Night Veil'.
The plant was later registered by our late good friend Hiroshi Takeuchi from who we at Thorncroft got our first plants of Night Veil.  It was subsequently launched by Thorncroft Clematis at the Hampton Court Flower Show and became a very popular plant for years to come.

The slightly reddy purple blooms have a hint of white at the base of each sepal and almost black anthers but on some soils can be more reddy in colour. The flowers stand out from the leaf of the plant on long flower stems that give it a very dainty appearance which would fool you into thinking it was tender or needing protection.  Far from it, this is classified as a viticella type of clematis meaning it is hardy coping with temperatures into the 30's during summer and as low as -15 in the winter, so very tough indeed.
These clematis prefer a good quality soil with high nutrient levels and a soil which is moist but free-draining. Improve planting holes with at least 2 forkfuls of well rotted manure or garden compost and if you don't have these use a 'Soil Improver' compost. The improvement material added should be placed under the root of the plant not around it. This encourages the roots to grow downwards and remain deep and cool during summer.There is no need to deadhead these clematis, however if they appear to have finished flowering earlier than you expected, there is no harm in giving them a light trim to encourage new growth and a secondary flowering late in the autumn.

In most UK gardens clematis 'Night Veil' will bloom from around the middle of June right through to the end of September and can make about 7-8 foot of growth during a year.
It is best to prune each spring to around a foot from the soil and remove all the dead growth from the previous year, this allows the plant to produce nice fresh new growth from low down.
Use 'Night Veil' inside an obelisk to provide height in a boarder, or against a pale coloured fence panel or wall.  It is happy growing through other plants like wisteria or roses to provide interest after they have finished or to add a luxuriant deep velvety backdrop to pale roses. Avoid deep shade or a water logged soil situation.
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Cultivation Advice
Included in this group are those clematis commonly thought of as Viticella's, or viticella crosses. However we have taken the liberty to include some other cultivars in this group because their growth, habit and appearance is identical to that of the Viticella's. They include the likes of 'Blekitny Aniol''Polish Spirit' and 'Prince Charles'  because of their similarities, and for ease of selection, we feel justified in placing them within this group.
They are all extremely hardy, very free flowering, their pruning is simple and they cannot be recommended highly enough. Especially useful for people new to growing clematis as they are extremely tolerant of what the gardener does to them! They all make excellent companions to grow with roses.

Specifications
  • Plant Size:
    Plants will usually be about 45-90cm tall on delivery, this can vary depending on the time of year and variety chosen. They are grown in 3 litre containers and are 2 years Old.
  • Aspect:
    Any Aspect
  • Facing Aspect:
    North,South,East,West
  • Flowering Months:
    June - September
  • Average Flower Size (Inches):
    3.5
  • Average Height (Feet):
    6.5
  • Pruning:
    Hard in Feb/March (Group 3)
  • Soil Type:
    Moist but Good Drainage
  • Hardiness Zone:
    H6 - Hardy - Very Cold Winter (-20C to -15C)
  • Suitable for Containers:
    Yes
  • Awards:
    No
  • Scented:
    No
  • Habit:
    Deciduous Climber
  • Group:
    Viticella
  • Colour:
    Purple
  • Weight:
    1.5kg
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